The creation of a broadband authority puts the Roanoke Valley one step closer to accelerating to ultra-fast Internet speeds.
There is no time to waste in building a broadband Internet structure that will keep the Roanoke Valley competitive. Without it, the region will wither and watch futilely while others whiz by. They already are.
Necessity in catching up with other areas with super speeds and capabilities is evident the haste that public officials in Roanoke, Salem, Roanoke County and Botetourt County have come to agree: They must join forces so that all can thrive. They plan now to not just catch up, but to build a better, quicker network than all others.